Underwater life in Ireland

A great piece from RTE Factual on Victor who does wonderful underwater videos mainly in freshwater in Ireland.

A little visit

A little fishing trip for my dad who came over for the weekend in search of some pike. We fished the same lake for two days, first day the weather was very variable but the afternoon was glorious with the wind dying totally for the last two hours. One pike each for the first day, smallish jacks and a few miss runs. Both were caught on deadbaits. Friend Mike was also present but coarse fishing with some success on the silver.

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Second day was horrendous with rain and gust of wind up to 80 kph but thankfully we were under a bivvy. Fishing was extremely slow with not a single run other than one on my bottom line deadbait and a slightly bigger was lifted out before returning safely to the water. A very enjoyable weekend of fishing nonetheless but with the condition we couldn’t ask for much (water ice cold).

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White Island trip

Planned trip to Lough Muckno on the 28th with Mike, Alex and Owens for some last piking before the New Year. It was a glorious day with very little rain. Aside from 2 missed runs for Alex and Owens however we had zero action :( – I personally tried just about every area of my swim and tried many different deadbaits but no results. At least I had the camera and captured a few nice pics!

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Timelapse from 8.15am to 10.20am: